The What’s your why? podcast: featuring Parijat Tanna Talkad at Coursera

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We believe that the potential for people to do something amazing has everything to do with being in the right role, on the right team, at the right time. On the Greenhouse What's your why? podcast, we're celebrating recruiters – individuals who are dedicated every day to helping others unlock that potential. Listen as Ariana Moon, Director of Talent Acquisition at Greenhouse, sits down with talent professionals to discover their motivation, inspiration and journey through today's world of work.

In this episode, Ariana Moon talks to Parijat Tanna Talkad, Senior Manager of Global Talent Operations and Programs at Coursera about how getting clear on your boundaries can make you a more effective employee and manager and explore the hiring practices that have made Parijat and her team successful.

Scaling business impact starts with building an inclusive, data-driven hiring process.”

Parijat Tanna Talkad

Operations, Data Analysis, & Systems at Coursera

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Breaking down ambitious hiring goals into individual and achievable steps is critical to success.”

Ariana Moon

Director of Talent Acquisition at Greenhouse

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Special thanks to our production partner, Wonder Media Network. Our producers are Brittany Martinez and Alana Herlands, and our production assistant is Sara Schleede. Our Greenhouse producer is Marnie Williams.

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About Parijat Tanna Talkad

Parijat is Senior Manager, Global Talent Operations and Programs at Coursera and been in the operations space for over 8 years. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and when she isn't dreaming in spreadsheets and process workflow charts, you can find her lounging on her sofa with her puppers, Cosmo.

About Ariana Moon

As Director of Talent Acquisition at Greenhouse, Ariana partners with the executive team to model and scale predictive recruiting practices throughout the entire company. She’s excited to be celebrating her 7th anniversary at Greenhouse and proud to be leading a team that has helped the company 10x in headcount and expand globally. Ariana has worked on Greenhouse’s DE&I Council and is an active member of their API employee resource group, Jadehouse.

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